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Budapest Panorama Central

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We occupied rooms 3, 10, 11 (my room, comments about room are based on this one), and 12, between the 8th and 11th February 2018. Of the rooms, number 3 was a superior, and the rest were standard. The Superior room was larger than the standard ones, and had a sofa bed, and a spa bath. The room was clean, and seemed to be in a good state of repair. This was true for the hotel in general. The rooms did not have individual tea, and coffee facilities, however these were available in the reception. All the rooms had a completely bottle of wine, which, while not being the greatest in the world, was quite drinkable. During our first night, I noticed a very bad smell in the bathroom, which I reported to the Receptionist the following morning. She immediately sent maintenance personal, and said that if the issue was not resolved by the time I returned from our morning walk, I could have an alternative. In the event, the issue was resolved. The staff were all very helpful, and polite, making them a joy to deal with. The location of the hotel certainly suited our needs, being a short distance from bars, clubs, and restaurants. It is also within a couple of minutes’ walk from the Astoria station, which is served by the 100E bus from Budapest Airport, costing 900HUF, at the time of writing, and taking about 40 minutes. The main part of the hotel occupies only third floor of the building (a fact we were not aware of), so whilst there are signs above the door, it is not what one expected. At one stage we panicked, thinking we managed to book a hostel, in error. Access to the third floor is by means of a rather poorly lit set of stairs, or a lift, which is fairly small, and can make some disconcerting noise, which may be an issue, if you dislike using lifts. In general, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, and I would not hesitate to return, if I visit Budapest in the future.

This hotel is on the third floor of an old apartment building right in the centre of Pest. I arrived late at night so had to be buzzed in, and the outside left a little to be desired but once we were up and inside the place was stunning. Big rooms with tall ceilings and friendly staff at a reasonable price. The view into the courtyard is fantastic, and the location is so central. 10 mins from Szimpla Kert, 1 min from the #2 metro line and 5 mins away from #1&3 metro lines. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice boutique hotel in a central location.Check out is at 11am but they have a large luggage store if you have a later flight and no personal locker in room which I didn't like, you have to go to front desk and use the locker there to leave your belonging that you want to secure it. Tea/coffee/iced water and sweets and biscuits are available at reception free of charge.

Stayed here for 3 nights in early jan. The hotel is right in the city center centre, around 6,500 forints for a taxi from the aiport, or 900 for the bus. It is on the 3rd floor of a large building, the lift seemed dodgy but still worked alright. The lady at the reception was lovely, gave us a map and showed us all the places we should visit and told us how to get there! You can get to most places by foot in round 20 minutes anyway but a 24 hour transport pass was only around 1,600 forints. We even bought our tickets for the thermal baths at the hotel reception so we didn't have to queue on the day. Hotel room was really spacious and clean with huge windows and plenty of storage etc. Beds weren't too comfy but good enough for a short break. The hotel is a 5 min walk from Vaci Utca- a street with lots of bars, restaurants and shops. And a short walk in the opposite direction from a main metro station. Ideal location. Reception is 24 hours and offers free tea, coffee, water, biscuits. Staff even left us a free bottle of wine!! Would recommend.

Service is really nice, rooms are huge and nice, we even got a Jacuzzi, super clean. Don't get scared, there is only 1 little sign of the hotel at the street and if feels like you are walking into the wrong place, it's just an ugly and dark alley, elevator is super old and dirty but as soon as you get to your room you will totally forget all about it. I highly recommend this place.

The location of the hotel is excellent - a minute from the central Mosque and walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go on the Pest side - and pretty much on top of public transport options. The room was large and light with a small sofa (useful for open cases), a desk AND a table with three chairs. The bathroom was good (with a jacuzzi) though I would have preferred a fixed rather than hand-held shower. Good lighting over the mirror. We were a little concerned to find that the room opened directly off the reception area, but there was no noise or disturbance. Breakfast, provided at a nearby cafe/restaurant, is very good. Substantial, good quality and a range of choices. But ... with one exception, the reception staff (who are all young and I assume inexperienced), were quite disengaged. No welcome, just "fill in here". No offer of city map, advice or anything else. Give the key and point to the room. ... we are used to hotels on upper floors, part of a larger building with multiple purposes. We understand the the downstairs entry area is common property. But if you are running a hotel, it would be a good idea to make sure it is clean (when we arrived it was strewn with flyers, unwanted mail, empty plastic bottles and so on). The staircase on the hotel floor hosted a used coffee mug and a used ashtray. In the reception area, a used and a half-empty coffee mug stayed on the table all day. It all spoke of a lack of professionalism and a lack of respect for visitors. ... the rooms are cleaned between 11 and 1. We booked in on a Sunday and the room had been prepared. Again it was cleaned on Monday. On the Tuesday, when we returned to the room around 4.00 pm it had not been cleaned and we had no clean towels. OK, mistakes are made. When we told the young woman on reception that our room had not been serviced, she said the rooms had been cleaned. When we insisted that she see the room had not been cleaned, she basically shrugged and said it would be cleaned the next day. We insisted - at least on clean and dry towels. Another shrug and another reference to cleaners the next day. Fortunately a second staff member arrived and agreed that she would clean the bathroom and provide towels. It seems to us that the owner has hired a substantial number of young people to work on reception, giving them a check-list of things that have to be done (get registration information, allocate room, provide keys etc) but no guidance about customer relations and no supervision. The hotel is good for location and for the room, but provides a very poor hospitality and service experience.

I went there with my boyfriend for 7 nights in the middle of August and it's been one of the best hotel experiences I've had in years. I primarily picked the place because of the location and even when it was just next to a main road, it was so quiet in the room that you didn't notice it at all. It's the perfect place to go if you want to see a lot of things and just use the room for the sleep. The staff was so service minded and kind, introducing us to the facility in every detail and we also got a bottle of white wine for free. There's staff around 24/7 which is great if you run into trouble. I accidentally broke the glass part of a lamp and insisted on paying for a replacement but the staff told me it was okay and that I didn't have to (which was awesome on their behalf but please don't break anything on purpose, it's merely to examplify the great service). The room was neat with the basic necessities: a big wardrobe, two small tables, several sockets for charging and air condition. The bathroom was in a great condition as well. There was always hot and cold water with tea and coffee in the reception and you can leave your luggage in the hotel if you don't have to go right after check out. The location is great, close to several stations and the city center. Don't be intimidated by the outside of the hotel: it's placed in a very old building, almost hidden away on the street, but the hotel isn't shabby in the slightest. I also added breakfast which was in the restaurant of another hotel and for the price, it was great. You have the option of choosing 5 different breakfast plates with juice and tea/coffee. Overall, it was the perfect place for visiting Budapest and I'm definitely coming back!

We went to Budapest for the weekend, with friends. A small hotel on the 3rd floor. Fantastic for the money:) Centrally located, and a very friendly service. Free coffee and tea, by yourself in the reception 24/7 Tnx from Sweden :)

This hotel is very good value for Budapest, ideally located right next to Astoria station, 2 stops away from the railway station and with lots of bars, cafes and restaurants all around. It is a lively area especially at the weekend but the hotel is still relatively quiet (Budapest is a lively city anyway so for anyone looking for peace and quiet it may not be the right place!). We had a room with a balcony overlooking the main road and great views of the street. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Worth noting that reception is actually on the 4th floor across the street, which was not a problem (once we found it the first time!) and that we didn't take up the breakfast vouchers, which are for a restaurant nearby, which enabled us to have breakfast at various cafes every day instead. Would happily stay there again.

We had some trouble to find the hotel - small signs. We arrived at 10 in the morning and we feeled very welcome. We had to wait for 10 minutes and then we got our room. The service was excellent during all our stay. Always coffee end tea in the reception and that is good for us that wake up early in the morning. The location is in the middle of the city. We had a very good sleep and it was rally quiet. 5 minutes walk to the airportbus! When we go back to Budapest, we would like to stay at Budapest Panorama Central.

Nice experience. The desk clerk was efficient and friendly. The location of the hotel is very good if you want stay in the center of the city. Is it possible also to rent a bicycle if you want to go roaming the city.

Karoly Korut 10 Budapest

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hungarian National Museum and St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in 05. Belváros - Lipótváros, Budapest Panorama Central is next to popular attractions like Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives and Dohany Street Synagogue. This 22-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Centrally located in Budapest, the hotel is also a short walk from Merlin Theatre and Ferenciek Square.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Budapest Panorama Central's 22 soundproofed rooms provide free local calls and desks. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Budapest Panorama Central features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 14 per person one way, as well as a train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite with Kitchen and Jacuzzi

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room, Annex Building

Queen 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 495 reviews